Filtering Schema Browser Objects
It’s not unusual for a typical database schema to have lots of objects. For example, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications such as SAP, Peoplesoft, Siebel, and Oracle Apps can have thousands of tables. As such, they often follow some naming convention to ease the object name overload. So the general ledger table names may be prefixed with “GL_”, the accounts receivable with “AR_”, the accounts payable with “AP_”, and so on. But as the DBA, you or the developer might not be interested in always seeing all possible choices, but instead merely a user-defined subset based on the naming standard. TOAD provides filters for most of the Schema Browser tabs for accomplishing exactly this task.